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M&A monitor

What we expect for the year ahead

M&A monitor

Looking ahead following a challenging year for M&A

In this edition we reflect on dealmaking trends in 2022 and look ahead to 2023. We consider the macroeconomic and geopolitical impact on the M&A landscape this year and focus on the challenges ahead as signs of recovery start to appear.

Given the challenges in the dealmaking environment, we examine the merits of spin-offs as a meaningful alternative to M&A for companies considering strategic divestments. We look at how illiquidity and valuation challenges could affect dealmaking as the debt market readjusts, and we explore the trends in energy M&A as businesses transition to net zero. Finally, we round-up the year-end deal data.